Send Real Simple’s etiquette expert, Catherine Newman, your social quandaries here or through the form below.

By Real Simple Editors
Updated December 04, 2019
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Real Simple’s Modern Manners columnist, Catherine Newman, author of One Mixed-Up Night, Catastrophic Happiness, and Waiting for Birdy, has shared her wisdom on matters ranging from family and friends to happiness and pickling in numerous publications. She gets advice from her husband and two opinionated children in Amherst, Massachusetts. Send her a note here, or read her advice on everything from holiday gifting to proper wedding etiquette below.

For more answers to common social dilemmas, check out our Modern Manners page.